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Sample sentences for the GRE study word officious

officious can be used as a adj

1.That shine, yet bear thir bright officious Lamps. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.I mean your malice-know, officious lords. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.The fact is, that you were sick of civility, of deference, of officious attention. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.The maids officious round their mistress wai. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5."What make ye here, officious crowds he cries. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
6.Cratchit, kissing her a dozen times, and taking off her shawl and bonnet for her with officious zeal. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
7.being so far officious for I am proof against that title, an. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
8.Ion's suspicions at once fell upon the obsequious servant of Crusa, who with such officious attention had filled his cup. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
9.But in these obscure aristocratic byways he could not but feel that an officious policeman might stop him to explain matters. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

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